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Microb Pathog. 1993 Jun;14(6):433-40.

The role of the O-antigen lipopolysaccharide on the colonization in vivo of the germfree chicken gut by Klebsiella pneumoniae.

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Departamento de Microbiologïa, Universidad de Barcelona, Spain.

Abstract

We isolated lipopolysaccharide and capsular polysaccharide (K antigen)-defective mutants from two Klebsiella pneumoniae parental strains, and compared their ability to colonize in vivo the germfree chicken gut. The high-molecular weight lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (O antigen) was found necessary for the colonization while the capsular polysaccharide (K2 or K29) was not of importance.

PMID:
7692209
DOI:
10.1006/mpat.1993.1042
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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